The arrest of a minor in Pakistan throws the spotlight back on its infamous blasphemy laws, competition in Sri Lanka among the two giants of Asia and Thailand’s booming cosmetic surgery industry.
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American philanthropist Melinda Gates wants to put family planning and contraception on the global agenda with a $4 billion war chest. Here’s why this is a big deal
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India’s economy may be booming, but when it comes to providing adequate health care to pregnant women, the country is falling behind even its poorer neighbors